Former UN Chief Kofi Annan buried after state funeral

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) – Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was buried yesterday after a three-day funeral and ceremony.

Mourners have thronged to the conference centre in Accra, where his coffin has been since Monday. Many attending described him as a peaceful man who dedicated himself to global security.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Afufo-Addo has ordered Ghana’s flags to fly at Half-mast as dignitaries, including the current UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, attended the funeral. Presidents from Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Niger and Namibia also attended.

A private burial followed the ceremony, with a 17-gun salute and full military honours.

Kofi Annan’s son Kojo Annan (L), widow Nane Annan (2nd L), and daughter Ama Annan (C) join other family members to pay their respects. – AP